Why write? Creative Writing in Medical Education and Training

20th October 2021
to 21st October 2021
Virtual Event

ASMEBITESIZE: Why write? Creative Writing in Medical Education and Training.
07:00 PM London Time
Creative Writing is currently part of some Medical Humanities modules, where these exist in UK medical schools. We propose that Creative Writing has the potential to develop multiple ‘transferable skills’ for those in undergraduate education, continuing medical education and clinical practice.
Using examples from our own work as clinicians, educators and writers, this interactive session aims to stimulate discussion, with delegates sharing their thoughts and experiences on using Creative Writing as a pedagogical method and a means for improving wellbeing through creative expression.
 If you are unable to watch the video a transcript is available by clicking here.
Session’s resources:
Click here to download Dr Roshni Beeharry’s resource list
Click here to download Gita Ralleigh’s presentation
Session presenters:
Dr Roshni Beeharry

Dr Roshni Beeharry is a London-based Portfolio Medical Educator, former NHS Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine, published poet and short-form writer and  Writing for Wellbeing & Personal Development facilitator (trained on the seminal MA Creative Writing & Professional Development, Sussex University, 2005). Roshni is also a poetry and short prose reviewer for Families, Systems and Health, Family Medicine journals and Consilience  science poetry journal.
In October 2020,Roshni set up her small business, Storied Selves, through which she offers bespoke writing workshops for those in the Caring Professions, organisations including NHS and HEE, and those receiving care in health and social care settings, via her new small business, Storied Selves (http://storiedselves.com/).
Roshni completed her MA in Clinical Education,Institute of Education, London, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a passionate advocate for integrating the Health Humanities and Arts in Health, for staff and student personal as well as their professional development and wellbeing. Her academic interests include reflective practice, interprofessional education, professional identity formation, and the roles the Arts, in particular Creative Writing, can play in healthcare education.
Gita Ralleigh

Gita Ralleigh is a writer and NHS consultant radiologist born to Indian immigrant parents in London. She has had short stories published in Wasafiri, Bellevue Literary Review and poetry by The Emma Press, Magma Poetry and The Rialto among others. She teaches creative writing to medical students and science undergraduates at Imperial College and has an MA in Creative Writing and an MSc in Medical Humanities. Her poetry collection A Terrible Thing was published by Bad Betty Press in 2020. https://grdelamere.wordpress.com

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